Flexible work permit launched

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) launched the flexible work permit in a ceremony held at its Sitra branch yesterday.

The flexible work permit, issued for a period of two years, would enable an Individual to be his/her own sponsor. The permit holder would be free to work anywhere at his choice except in restaurants, salons and hotels, and would be entitled to service at all the Government health centres and hospitals. Continue reading

LMRA in new call to two-year-old boy’s parents

AUTHORITIES have pledged to not take legal action against the parents of a two-year-old boy, who was found in a busy suq on Wednesday night. They suspect the parents to be expatriates living illegally in Bahrain and have urged them to come forward to collect their son.

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New system in place to report cases of human trafficking

A NEW system to report human trafficking allegations has been launched in Bahrain.
The National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking in Persons involves training first responders to assess cases and help victims. Continue reading

More maternity leave ‘beneficial’

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EXTENDING maternity leave in Bahrain could actually increase the number of women in the workforce, according to a government official.She was responding to calls from trade unionists yesterday to increase the amount of time new mothers can take off work. Continue reading

Focus on developing Capital Governorate

Developing residential areas, introducing new educational programmes and building new shopping complexes are underway in the Capital Governorate. They are part of future initiatives that will focus on economic growth and empowering the youth, said Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa. Continue reading

32pc Egyptians in Bahrain work in educational sector

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Of more than 21,000 Egyptians living in the Kingdom, 32 per cent are working in the educational sector, an official statistics showed.
This was disclosed by Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) CEO Ausamah Al Absi yesterday, while receiving Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) Egyptian delegationPresident and the Manpower Committee at Egypt’s House of Representatives Chairman Gebaly Mohammed Al Maraghy to LMRA. Continue reading